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[♪ theme music ♪] >> wow i can hear the morning section -- >> stephanie: yeah. jacki is expanding. what a show we have today. john fugelsang, joe courtney markos moulitsas, adam schiff and david shuster. >> yes. >> stephanie: but before we get started i have a message for you jacki schechner from ann romney. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it. get in the ring? [ laughter ]
>> stephanie: wow. >> who do you think you are? >> i'm sorry whine much? >> totally stop asking questions. >> stephanie: i feel like she is about to hit us in the nose with a rolled up newspaper. >> this is hard. >> stephanie: she is not used to people criticizing her or her husband. you are not allowed to do that. >> i don't want to do the news. it's hard. >> stephanie: do it. here is the uppity jacki schechner. >> happy friday everyone. good morning. both president obama and paul ryan are set to address the aarp life at 50-plus conference held in new orleans today. the president will speak by seattle and then paul ryan will speak. paul ryan is expected to repeat the lies saying there is
$715 billion of cuts as opposed to savings. we'll attack the independent advisory board which is supposed to make recommendations on how to conservative spending. and is expected to bring his mother. then president obama will attend a rally in orlando. yesterday he talked about not pass immigration reform and how that was the biggest failure of his first term. and talked about mitt romney's 47% comment, that 47% of americans consider themselves victims and are irresponsible. >> obama: when you express an attitude that half of the country considers themselves victims, that they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot.
>> if you take a look at the debate last night between tim kaine and george allen, david gregory asked how they were responding. kaine said they were condescending and divisive allen dodged the question. >> i work with adults with developmental disabilities. of four and people in the community were so helpful when they didn't even have much themselves. seeing people and their hardships made me want to make a difference in people's lives to give them hope. receiving a masters degree would open the doors for me to get into a management position where i would be able to do more for people.
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, we ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho, it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: i don't want to do this show. i have been working all week. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it.
get in the ring. >> oh, dear. >> stephanie: well. >> and i said hospital corners on the beds! >> stephanie: sorry. >> stop it! stop it! >> who do you think you are? >> stop it! >> stephanie: i need this clip in my box all the time for you two. >> if the help talked to my daddy that way, he could have you shot. >> stephanie: who is that sultry voice? ♪ fugelsang superstar ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] >> stephanie: good morning. >> good morning. >> stop it! >> ann romney talks like someone who just found out what it is
like to work. >> stop it! >> stephanie: wow, they are coming unglued in the romney camp. yikes. sexy liberal john fugelsang sent me a little picture yesterday. what was that picture? >> that would be a picture of madison square garden marquee, advertising the stephanie miller sexy liberal show. >> stephanie: that is cool. >> that's two places where the rolling stones have performed. >> stephanie: and the sexy liberal documentary, got huge ratings. [ applause ] >> were you pleased with it steph? >> stephanie: i did not see it, because i am not a fan of myself.
we were there for it. i have been busy. >> my nanny loved it. >> stephanie: awe. you are entitled. look at you, you privileged bastard. >> stop it! >> stephanie: stop it about your nanny. >> i saw about five opinions of it. i saw great footage of you. you looked great. and aisha looks good. too bad about her looks. i smell sequel. >> stephanie: i wouldn't know. and the birthday show in seattle next weekend. [ inaudible ] writes romney inplaits, quote unquote, people who support obama with people
who receive government assistance. this group is not the same 48% -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> exactly. if i was down 5 points in the pole, i wouldn't be alienating those people. >> stephanie: right. he said they are responding to a fallacy. >> obviously what he said was classist and vulgar but these are seniors, veterans they are millionaires, and they are college kids, and people who are the working poor. these are the people mitt romney should be trying to reach. >> and they should all just stop it. >> stop it. >> you people.
>> stephanie: and jeff said glad to see you back even though you have been palling around with jody foster. i loved contact. >> it was three hours of watching jody foster listening to something. >> stephanie: everything i say is so important she is like shhhh. >> contact was boring. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: how dare you say that about my girlfriend. >> stop it. >> stop it. >> stephanie: i need the publicity. and then -- we said this. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: did you see this clip they took from 1998. this is a campaign in freefall. >> yep. >> stephanie: they took it completely out of context. the president wasn't talking about redistribution of wealth he was talking about competition -- and --
>> and capitalism. >> stephanie: yes, thank you. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i believe the "washington post" fact checked it into oblivion. >> paying taxes to fund the army is redistribution of wealth. >> stephanie: let's listen to the whole ann romney. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it. get in the ring. this is hard. and you know it's an important thing that we're doing right now. it's an important election and it is time for all americans to realize how significant this election is, and how lucky we are to have someone with mitt's qualifications and experience and no how to have the ability to run this country. >> stephanie: you people! >> it is time to vote for mitt romney. everyone else just stop it. >> she is so furious they have to work for this.
>> stephanie: that was like a nationwide episode of "the help" [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we're all going to go we made you an electoral pie, enjoy. [ farting sounds ] >> stephanie: you and your rich douchy candidates. >> they mocked his appearance on the stage doing what was billed as a foolish intromp to monologue between an old man and a chair. it was the most elaborate case of mass hypnosis in history. >> mitt romney is the kindest bravest human being i have ever known in my life. >> the rich douchian candidate. [ mocking laughter ] >> what were the preprogram triggers that started it in motion. >> why don't you pass the time by checking your swiss bank
account. must kill the queen. must kill the queen. >> the rich douchian candidate, becoming more and more aware that something isn't right. >> it isn't that he is hard to like. he is impossible to like. >> he has given all you people need to know. >> he rates at 47%. douchian candidate. >> rated pg for pretty starts today. [ laughter ] [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: that was awesome. >> clint eastwood wednesday on extra, and he said anyone dumb enough to invite me to speak at
a political convention should know that's what they are going to get. it's trouble with the curve for trouble with the truth. >> stephanie: you know what -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: it is feeling titanicy around here. i was on vacation last week john, and i actually watched titanic, with t-paw jumping off of the ship it reminded me of the rats trying to keep ahead of the water. >> stop it. [ laughter ] >> don't tell me how titanicens. >> stephanie: get off of my piece of wood mitt. >> stop it. >> stephanie: i picture ann knocking them off of the wood. >> ordinarily if you are running a presidential campaign and your
top chair quits with six weeks to go, that would be the worse part of your week but this is a different campaign. >> and now mitt has his own empty chair to talk to. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: yay! >> i know what you are thinking chair, did i give you six coats of shellack or seven. >> stephanie: they are trying to do anything they can to distract from the 47%. and literally people are saying this will go down in history -- i mean this is just literally, i think almost the worst thing a candidate has been caught saying. >> i agree, but number 1 he is so wrong with what he is saying. the people he is talking about are people that are not necessarily obama's base. it's the greatest generation
and millionaires, and military families. this i am the 53% is a mean, poor, nasty mien that has been going around for a while. the number 1 fact of all of this is, it's mitt romney. he probably doesn't mean it. whoever he is around that's what he believes. i'm sure he doesn't believe that now. >> stephanie: who can tell. >> he is like charlie sheen on the seventh date with a hooker that won't put out. he will say anything. >> stephanie: all right. off to a frolicking friday. we'll be right back with john fugelsang. >> announcer: kid tested john connier's approved. it's the "stephanie miller show."
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for netenyahu because he is meeting with a pirate. >> they did. >> stephanie: too busy for israel? president finds time for pirates. >> oh, geez. >> stephanie: all right. see this is why we come here for fair and balanced news for jacki schechner in the current news center. >> i don't know where to start on that one. good morning, everybody. we're getting a look at fec filings from last month, and mitt romney's campaign a paid out more than $200,000 in bonuses to senior staff. his political director got a check for $35,000. all of this money on top of their regular salary senior staffers make about $165,000 a year, so much for smart spending and fiscal responsibility. records show the romney campaign
was struggling with funds in august, and took out a $20 million loan to cover expenses. the president now has $88.8 million to spend between now and election day. mitt romney has $50.4 million, and still owes $11 million on the $20 million loan. records show that mitt romney continues to struggle with grassroots support. only about 14% of his donations can be considered small donations, less than $200. the president doubles that at about 30%. and clint eastwood and his empty chair may have been the most memorable moment of both conventions, but joe biden gave the most-watched speech. nielsen's put together the ratings from both conventions, and 46 million people tuned in
to see the vp speak, the president was second mitt romney came in third, as for eastwood and his chair, they were sixth. ann romney -- it's so hard -- came in tenth. we're back after the break. i love being a nurse. a few years ago a friend i went to grade school with showed me a book she had kept from third grade. i had written that i wanted to be a nurse. after being a nurse for about twenty years i decided that i need to further my education. my masters degree was done completely online and that gave me the freedom and ability to do my education while i raised my kids and worked full time. raising my kids as a single mom and having them see me get my education online and work full-time has given them the opportunity to see that they can do anything that they want to. i'm currently the hospital hospitals.
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: oh, yeah it is fridays with fugelsang why not? >> huh. >> stephanie: john fugelsang in the new york bureau all three hours. get tickets for seattle almost
gone. >> now with a special surprise guest attached. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: very exciting. >> who? >> milton friedman? >> stephanie: no. you are not guessing anything anymore. >> jimmy hendrix! >> stephanie: no! joe courtney joining us markos moulitsas joins us adam schiff -- >> you got hume right. >> stephanie: stop it. all of you stop it. this is hard. you want to try it get in the ring. >> ann romney: stop it. you want to try it, get in the ring. >> stephanie: guess who does like me the dogs. my dogs -- oh there's pictures of them -- love your happy
sparkling personality. they get super excised when they hear your voice, much like what happens to me except i drool. [ applause ] >> stephanie: oh, all right. okay. we were just talking to jacki about the fox news posting a picture of a president with the pirate saying that's why he doesn't have time for israel and it was a picture from three years ago. they also said obama recently attended a fund raiser with beyonce and jay-z. and the romney campaign gave out big bonuses. >> in 2011 we toll you about skeeter, afflicted with obama
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week i called the romney campaign incompetent but only because i was being polite. >> was that peggy noonan. >> stephanie: yes. >> wow! >> stephanie: bone we are another edition of just stop it -- >> both campaigns on both sides say things that get off of the message. the message is let's stay focused on jobs because that's what the american people want to stay focused on. >> keeping a jobs bill from getting voted on. >> ann romney: stop it. >> stop it! you don't know how hard it is working in a tavern. >> ann romney: stop it. >> stephanie: he beseeched the political media to stop suggestion the election is
slipping away from republicans. just because the election is slipping away from republicans. stop it! >> and he is wearing orange after labor day. >> stephanie: yes, he is. >> much like mitt romney when he is talking to people of color. hello. >> i hate -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: hello chris from manhattan. >> caller: i love you guys. i love every morning i read my book of mormon and then turn you guys on. >> stephanie: awesome. >> caller: that was kind of a joke. i grew up mormon and i'm an active outspoken democrat. i guess i just want everybody to know that not all of us mormons are whack jobs. i certainly go to church with a lot of whack jobs, but not all of us are nuts. >> absolutely.
>> harry reid is mormon. >> caller: of course you don't say that or i wouldn't listen to you every morning. but it's amazing to me how many times i meet somebody and i say i'm a mormon, and they say you support romney? and i say i support obama and it's head explosion time. so the local leader here is mormon, my best friend are all mormons, we all support the cause of truth, i guess i would say. >> stephanie: exactly. thank you. thank you. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: by the way the sponsor of the pennsylvania voter id law, said lazy people also shouldn't vote.
the original sponsor daryle metcalf, and his other brother daryle said his law will only disen disenfranchise lazy people. he said there is 47% of the count who will make take care of their lives, don't deserve to vote. >> he is talking about soldier, seniors, and people who are too poor to pay federal taxes -- >> yes but they are lazy. i hate the term un-american, so i'll just that was inhuman of him to say that. >> stephanie: exactly. jean in minneapolis. hi, jean. >> caller: good morning, steph.
how are you today? >> stephanie: good go ahead. >> caller: mitt is taughting that his father was on welfare. george was raised in a polygamist community. were they practicing that when they came back to the united states? was our tax money supporting that? >> no, he left the compound % because he rejected polygamy. >> when he was brought back wasn't he a small child? >> no, he was married before he came back. and served in the nixon administration, and ran for president, so it would be hard to hide a sister wife. >> stephanie: pete in chicago, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi there, thank you for all of the fun and good work you are doing. and actually if somebody really looked at this 47% situation, i
think romney has it backwards, because the people with the escalades, and wide-screen tvs are his base. and they are living on our money, which is the tax money they don't pay. so we're supporting them and they seem to have an insatiable appetite. and i'm 67. it was in business 24 years. many years i couldn't contribute to ira. i'm a little short of money. the taxes have gone up on my house. i have one lung, heart failure, i'm 67. if they kill social security and medicare to pay for these guys toys, i'm dead. i don't want pity, because i'm living and having a good time, but you guys are great. all of you. >> stephanie: thank you, honey. thank you. that's the thing john, it just keeps reirritating people that have paid into these things all
of their lives like this guy. these are not slackers or moochers -- >> and it's not free government money. >> social security exists on its own, so they can't cut social security because it doesn't contribute to the deficit. social security does not contribute to our deficit. it is self funding. >> tax cuts for people like mitt romney contributed. >> exactly. and if you support the iraq war and continue to support tax cuts for millionaires you are not allowed to cam plain. >> stephanie: president obama said this. >> obama: my biggest failure as president is not reforming the immigration law. [ applause ] >> stephanie: he pointed out one
key difference between him and romney on that subject. >> obama: he would veto the dream act, he is uncertain about what his plan on reform would be, and who considers the arizona law model for the nation, and his main solution is self deportation. >> stephanie: is he trying to back pedal out of that? because he was pretty clear that. >> uh-huh. this president sent national guard troops to the boarder. >> stephanie: somebody asked him about that. >> romney: time and again we're not going to round up 12 million people and have everyone deported. our system isn't to deport that. >> what i meant to say is i was
veto the dream act. >> stephanie: he didn't answer the question. >> thank god for univision. all y'all have got to go on line and watch this. i have never seen an american journalist ask questions like they did. they held his feet to the fire. >> you were holding these [ speaking spanish ] >> stephanie: and then he has to run into the loving arms of neil cabodo again. >> go away. really. just stop it. stop it. i claim this election in the name of mars. [ laughter ] >> is that alan keys? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: 18 minutes after the hour we continue more fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." >> it's fun, it's healthy, it's
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but this is going to be too much fun i need this sound bite on my show every day. >> ann romney: stop it. >> this is hard. >> stephanie: i think that's exactly how she talks to the help. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: she is giggly. here she is jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning everybody. election day still 47 days away but early voting and absentee ballots already being cast in several states. by saturday half of the country will already be voting unless they are disenfranchised by some ridiculous voter id laws. sarah silverman who encouraged jewish voters to encourage their grandparents to get out in
florida and vote. the video is not suiting for work, but we found a clean clip. >> a lot of these laws require you to have a state-issued id but more than 20 million americans don't have driver's licenses. >> what about my social security card? >> no photo, no voteo, i'm on to your shenanigans. >> there is some profanity but it is pretty funny. gop attempt to stop president obama voters from voting may end up backfiring. black women are working very hard this time around to make sure that registered voters note a their rights. it's like several organizations
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: and why not feel good with your rolling calamity that is the mitt romney campaign. ann may have been being a good
spouse. she was trying to take the latest stupid thing off of mitt by saying her own stupid thing. >> ann romney: stop it. you want to try it get in the ring. this is hard. it is time for all americans to realize how significant this election is, and how lucky we have to have someone with mitt's qualifications, experience and no how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country. >> he knows how to send jobs to china. >> stephanie: karen says that ann romney clip reminds me of the brittany spears clip. all right what a fun day to have
markos moulitsas join us. good morning marcos. i'm walking on sunshine too. what a week. >> stephanie: it's the gift that keeps on giving just when you think something can be worse than that 47% clip here comes ann romney snapping at the american people. >> it is brilliant. if you go back to the primary active polling, the most important thing for primary voters was to defeat barack obama, and by between 50 and 60% they thought that mitt romney was the person to do it. >> stephanie: i mean this really just have the feel of a campaign in freefall doesn't it? they try to use this 14-year old clip that took about two seconds to figure out it was taken completely out of context. >> oh yeah.
after they spent all of this time about how that mitt romney clip was all the way back in may. may is like forever go. but let's pull out this clip from 1998 because that is really relevant. >> stephanie: you have been following politics for a long time. we said this one is going in the history books. is probably one of the worst things a candidate has ever gotten caught saying, don't you think? >> yeah, absolutely. you are running for president everything you say you assume it is going to come out. but when you say these things insulting about people making less than $30,000 a year when you have the help in the room serving these people and insulting them as they are walk around serving you. >> stephanie: and the parallel when i listen to this ann romney tape. this is who mitt really is.
they were saying how comfortable he seems, because this is who he really was. and on this tape they made such a point of saying how warm she is, and oh, she loves women, and this is like you see -- this seems like the real ann romney right? >> yeah. no, i think these are the times we have seen the actual candidates what they are really really like. to see mitt romney be comfortable, because this is a group of people that are impressed that he knows the owner of the miami dolphins, and the rest of the voters aren't impressed with that. and he is only talking to voters who are wearing crappy ponchos and cookies not up to his standard. mitt romney has had less public events than any candidate in
recent memory. >> stephanie: one of the parts of the tape that people missed is somebody -- donors asking him why are you so unlikable? stop it! they were saying what can we do to help explain you to people? and he just said just help me raise more money. it seems so far that's what is being disproven. it doesn't seem to matter what happens when you have a candidate this unlikable. >> like everybody else i was worried about citizens united and the flood of unregulated big dollars in politics what we have seen not just in the presidential race, but in senate races also. you have these senate races democrats are being pounded by tens of millions of dollars, and the republicans are really taking a hit. it may be the fact that people
are watching more online or using dvrs, or have got own really good and ignoring all of the bs. but as worried as we have been about that money, it is just not having an effect. they have been nuking him the last six months and it hasn't done anything. >> stephanie: it reminds me of linda mcmahon and ed whitman out here. it doesn't matter how much money when they just irritate people. >> yeah, and ideology matters. as much as people want to rag on voters for being stupid the fact of the matter is ideology matters. and right now it doesn't matter how much money republicans can
throw, people know obama. and more, i think, when they paint the picture of obama that is so patently absurd and at odds with what people have seen the last four years i think it goes the other way. people say we clearly can't trust this because it is ridiculous. >> stephanie: and one of the things we're seeing markos in battleground after battleground just today colorado nevada, and wisconsin, president obama pulling ahead. it has the feel of a freefall, doesn't it? >> yeah, i mean the romneys -- at this point it is almost piling on bad us in on pop of the bad news. the big question at this point is he going to drag down the senate and house republicans as well.
it looks like it is happening at the senate. so the thing with the house not as much polling as we have seen of the senate so it's harder to gauge. >> stephanie: i was going to ask you about down ticket because boy it sure is looking that way. i think we were talking about a lot of the see senate races, but the house is going to be hard -- first of all it is a lot of seats we would have to win, right? >> yeah, a year ago we were like hopefully we can hold the senate. about six months ago we're thinking i think we're going to hold the senate. today there is a credible path to gaining the senate. that's just mind boggling. so the senate is looking fantastic. the problem with the house is that republicans were able to shore up a lot of their incumbents in redistricting. they won in 2010 and that give them control of the
redistricting. that said we're starting to see races that nobody thought were on the radar, like mary bonno mac -- >> stephanie: yeah. >> nobody thought that race would be competitive, and suddenly it is neck and neck. and we're seeing races that nobody thought would be in play. so we have these opportunities that have opened up that we didn't think were going to happen. does that mean we're going to get the 25 seats that we need? still tough, but the possibility is starting to get there. >> stephanie: wow. chuck schumer said main stream republicans have confided in him they intend to gain control of the gop from the tea party if romney loses. what do you think?
>> that's the craziest thing i have ever heard in my life. they are going to get dick luger. he actually put the indiana seat at risk for republicans. they will blame the loss on the fact that the establishment got their candidate. it would have been different if they got a tea party candidate like michele bachmann and she goes on the loose. >> stephanie: right. the rush limbaugh will be out there that we didn't go conservative enough. schumer says romney's flailing campaign will help break the
furvor of the gop. >> unless they become democrats they will get punished. >> and this is how parties become extinct they marginalize themselves by purity tests. >> stephanie: yeah absolutely. markos thank for taking him, it was kind of a festive week and what better way to end it than with you. >> the great thing is we're winning right now. it means we are winning and can keep taking the fight to them. if they try to suppress the vote, we'll fight them on that. and it's really demoralize republicans. because we have them on the ropes right now. >> stephanie: that was really a
the hour. >> today is the birthday of steven king, leonard [ inaudible ] and my brother pall. >> stephanie: oh happy birthday paul. we played the right wing whack bryan fischer. it was this whole rant about the ambassador that was killed being a homosexual. >> yes i have a correction to make. i don't know the sexual orientation of the ambassador. shawn smith was killed and he was a father of two and husband. >> stephanie: and as you said it doesn't matter -- >> it doesn't matter. >> stephanie: literally these guys will try to blame
homosexuality or anything. if he were gay it had nothing to do with that. it was just so jarring we weren't sure how to respond. sue says hi, steph i'm so excited for the birthday show next saturday. i can't wait to see who the surprise guest will be. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: me too. do i know? >> i told you last night. >> stephanie: i was just teasing. i'm bringing my 80-year-old mom bev to the show, and her friends. they will represent the blue-haired section of the sexy liberal fans. oh goodness. they tried to go back 14 years to get embarrassing tape on
obama. almost anything mitt romney says counts, but how about this one from 2005. >> romney: one last thought you guys, when i was a boy i used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy. boy was i right. thank you guys! >> oh! oh! >> wow, that's awful. >> he should be arrested for exposing himself! >> that is awful. >> stephanie: oh, wow -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: you are like king segue. tracy mcdonald accused flasher said he was just getting some sun in seattle. maybe seattle not the best city for this defense. he was allegedly caught masturbating with his pants down, and he tried to convince the cops that he was just
getting some sun. >> if it's so wrong, why does it feel so right? >> stephanie: sorry didn't mean to rub you the wrong way on that. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: doctors claim he could not have flashed an undercover cop because his penis was too small to be seen. [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's listen to rush limbaugh again. >> air pollution, global warming has been shown to negatively impact penis size. i don't think this i think it is feminism. if it is tied to the last 50 years, the average size of the member is 10% smaller, it is because of the fem nazis. give them time and then they'll blame bush. [ laughter ] >> i hope his wife remembers how
misogynist he is every time the pulley system lowers rush on to her. >> stephanie: can you even see his with the hubble telescope? i don't think so. hey, kevin. >> caller: can i be the official liberal stuck behind the orange curtain. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: yes, indeed. >> caller: couple of things about distribution if we're going to own most of the bullets in the world we can't curtail on empathy. when he said that did he realize that it was actually 53% of people that didn't pay taxes in 2008 and that number went up 10% under reagan and 25% under bush -- >> i think you should repeat
that one more time. >> caller: 53% of the people that don't pay taxes was in 2008 under bush under ronald reagan that number went up 10%, and under george bush that number went up 25%. >> stephanie: thank you, rainman. those were good facts to repeat. here is cindy from michigan. >> caller: as mitt calls me cindy the moocher. the big news for me and i repeat it every chance i get that obama leads romney by 30 points in massachusetts where they know him the best, and that's a pretty convincing thing, and if the romney campaign is the titanic, then mitt really is billy zane grabbing a baby and running for a lifeboat. ann will never throw that necklace into the sea. she keeps the jewelry. >> stephanie: that's right.
stop it. >> america was the titanic, bush was the captain, '5 the republicans are the ones who are blaming the rescue boat. >> stephanie: four really sad tweets on romney. the fund-raising juggernaut was largely a mirage. the obama bounce may not be reseeding. romney donor i'm happy to write a check, but where are you here? shouldn't you be in ohio? >> yes. mitt romney -- has he had to write a check to himself? >> not yet. >> stephanie: ann has to give up the blue diamond. all right. 29 minutes after the hour. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
>>who the heck does mitt romney think he is? (vo) this is joy on current tv. >>if mitt romney treats his magic underwear the same way as his tax returns, then he's been going commando for the past 10 years. >>since when do you get to say stuff like that on tv? >> listen, if you'd read your email once in a while, you'd know i have a new show. (vo) always outspoken. >> sometimes i feel like i don't even know you. >> just stay on your side of the screen, ok?
[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> oh, i want to touch the hiney. >> what? >> stephanie: i don't know it's friday. >> i think that was adam sandler. >> yeah, it was. >> stephanie: wow wee. all right. we need someone interesting -- >> for current tv our good friend david shuster -- ♪ shoe, shoe, shoe, shuster ♪ ♪ shuster ♪
>> he is the most interesting man in the world. >> stephanie: and what better time than the most interesting week in the campaign to talk to david shuster. good morning, david. >> stephanie good morning to you. how are you? >> stephanie: when you can't write this stuff, i don't know what to say. maybe ann did it on purpose. she tried to make herself look worse than mitt with this latest tape. >> we're all really lucky to have mitt romney and should be grateful to have his experiences and no how. i am grateful because i have never seen a campaign run as badly, incompetently, as stupidly as this one. oh, my god. the last two weeks have been unlike anything i have ever seen. >> bob dole is embarrassed. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: it really -- and you are right -- this is the entire, like basis he is running on is that he is such a great businessman and manager, and it
turns out even financially his campaign is in disarray. >> yeah, i wouldn't invest a dime in his product. some of his stuff is also not that hard. everybody involved with politics would tell you, all he needs to do to keep competitive is just focus on the economy. instead the message has been all over the place by mitt romney capped off by his other unconcern about half of the country. and the stuff -- it doesn't make any sense. >> stephanie: i know. right, and it's incoherent he managed to insult pretty much everybody in the country, right? >> yeah, veterans minorities blue color workers, everybody -- >> billionaires. >> billionaires. and in doing so this is
probably the best time of the campaign, because rush limbaugh sean hannity and bill o'reilly are just going crazy, and it's kind of fun. and look at all of the state-wide polls tammy baldwin beating tommy compson, and there is a decent chance of taking control of the senate. we're not just talking about a wave. we're talking about a tsunami. >> stephanie: i have never seen you quite to chuckly david. you may be enjoying yourself too much. >> i think i am. i'm actually in california at a family event, and combination of
california weather and mitt romney has put me in a great mood. >> stephanie: it's funny you said it. this literally has to be one of the worst things i think a candidate has never gotten caught -- it's literally like saying to half of america, [ censor bleep ] you. >> and you can almost excuse it if it was a gaffe or just saying something that pandered to local audience, but there's every indication that mitt romney believes this. we finally got an honest take from him about what he really believes. and his policies have long underscored that he doesn't care about anybody except the ceos and top -- mitt romney really believes that. so great. we finally have an election where transparency matters, and
it's important to get a look at each of the candidates. we have seen a look at his soul and what he really believes. it is clear for everybody in this country to decide now, here is the kind of person that mitt romney is, and we either like it or we won't. and i think mitt romney is in deep trouble. >> stephanie: yeah, that's absolutely true. you just start to know when a campaign is wreaking desperation. they get 14-year-old piece of videotape -- it took nbc, what two minutes to prove this was completely taken out of context. >> yeah, and the other fun thing about it -- i have long complained about conservative media, and rush limbaugh and what not and fox news. and this is the first campaign that has essentially matched his strategy based on everything that the conservative media is saying.
the problem is while the media in general is not doing a good job of correcting fox news when you take the fox news message and rush limbaugh message and repeat it ad nauseam you get hammered, because most of it so not true. and mitt romney is saying i heard this from rush limbaugh and sean hannity it must be true. and i think this will be the first campaign that we can say fox news maybe they are good at misleading their own viewers, but i believe that mitt romney is doing as badly as he is doing. and that's something we should all be joyful for. >> stephanie: let's wallow in the ann romney clip one more time. >> ann romney: stop it.. this is hard. if you want to get in the ring.
it's time for all americans to realize how significant this election is, and how lucky we are to have someone with mitt's qualifications and it is time to be able to have the opportunity to run this country. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: there's no whining in politics. >> you ingrates. you horrible voters how dare you not appreciate the anointed one. >> stephanie: it wasn't a gaffe back when she said it's our turn, right? >> yeah, it's our turn. this is hard. i remember in the primaries when they were getting some serious challenges from rick santorum newt gingrich, and rick perry, they would dump tens of millions of dollars into these states to swamp -- and that wasn't very hard. granted i would love to get in the ring -- i will get in the ring as a republican if that i can count on mitt romney's fund-raising. sure i'll get in the ring and
with whatever progressive positions i hold i think i'll do pretty well. it's not that hard when you are that rich. most republicans who have any sort of logical thinking capacity right now are not feeling very lucky. they are feeling like they have gotten burned. and the thing that is most interesting on the republican side right now, is they are already looking to 2016. a lot of corporate donors have tried up. >> stephanie: yeah. in the words of noted chair impersonator, whatever his name is -- clint eastwood do you feel lucky, punk? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: no, they are feeling punked. the conservatives are even saying it like it is peggy noonan literally called the campaign a rolling calamity today. >> yeah. peggy noonan she has been saying
things in print that a lot of republicans have been saying privately and away from the microphones. and this has been going back for weeks. the republicans couldn't believe how stupid he was about criticizing the violence overseas. so you can imagine two straight weeks of this and putting to print what a lot of republicans have been saying is yeah this is a calamity a disaster for republicans. and mitt romney continues to shoot himself in the foot. rush limbaugh said if mitt romney loses this election it will be the end of republican the party. really? can i get a guarantee on that? >> stephanie: yeah, they are clearly becoming unhinged. and people are saying i can't wait for the debates.
we saw how ruffled he got in the debates, debating people like herman cane and michele bachmann. >> uh-huh. mitt romney starts at a different vantage. there will be a story in the "new york post" or wherever that mitt romney has changed his position again or suddenly there was the campaign that says mitt romney was just joking when he was talking about being the grandfather of the medicare system. >> stephanie: yes, it just gets betterer, and betterer. david shuster thank you for joining us on this festive friday appreciate it. >> it is an awesome friday just
because i'm talking with you. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: thank you, honey. >> they mocked his appearance on the stage doing what was billed as an impromptu monologue between an old man and a chair. what they didn't know it was the mass case of hip knows sis ever. the rich douchian candidate. [ mocking laughter ] >> what was their plan? what were the preprogram triggers that would start it in motion. >> romney: why don't you pass the time by checking your swiss bank account. i must kill the queen. [ mocking laughter ] >> the rich douchian candidate with frank sinatra becoming more and more aware that something is not quite right. >> it isn't as if he's hard to like.
he is impossible to like. [ mocking laughter ] >> even his most beloved was involved in the plot. >> he has given you people all you need to know. >> see the movie that rotten tomatoes rates at 47%. [ applause ] >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike. 45 minutes after the hour. back with representative adam schiff next on the "stephanie miller show." >> a place where dreams come true. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy.
>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ i ain't freaking i ain't faking this, let me go hey ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. representative adam schiff democrat of the great state of california joining us now. good morning, congressman. >> good morning. how are you? >> stephanie: i am good. listen, i have been tacking a lot about the fast and furious hearings, and i how thought incredibly disrespectfully eric holder was treated, and now everything he said turned out to be true. >> that's true. it completely debunked the gop committee chairman's conspiracy theory. that high-ranking individuals
authorized gun walking to justify gun control back home. all of that completely debunked by the ig. >> stephanie: i just -- it -- like i was saying though, we have always -- politics has always been tough, but it just seems like there was an unnecessary level of disrespect shown to him during those hearings. >> absolutely. and he has made himself phenomenally accessible to the committee and the hill. they produced thousands of documents, you know, but they refused to take yes for an another. and the more they produced the more they asked for, until they got to the point where they were asking for privileged documents. >> stephanie: it's just -- it seems to be reflected -- doesn't it -- in just -- even in the romney campaign.
it seems like they are desperately trying to find something. can you believe this 14-year-old tape of the president taken completely out of context where he was not talking about redistribution of wealth in a socialist way, but this is all they have got. >> it is extraordinary but they were really counting on digging up dirt on the administration, and years into this, they really have no to show which is a compliment to the administration that it has operated the way it has and been aboveboard. but trying to attack the president personally they have to dig up statements when he was a senator and take it out of context. that's pretty amazing. >> stephanie: we have been talking about the 47% comments not going away.
and ann romney snapping at a reporter. is as bad as it seems, isn't it? this will go down ticket as well. >> i think it is. because it cements the view of mitt romney that he isn't in touch with the middle class. i was talking to my father on the phone who is a veteran and on medicare i said dad are you one of those 40% that is just soaking at the trough of the state. >> stephanie: you mooch >> he rebuked me for some reason. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: that's not sunmy son. but we certainly are seeing more states pulling away.
what is your take on the house? david shuster just said democrats could retake the house. >> there's no question. whether we can gain enough to win back the house depends on who we have the wind at our backs, and i think you are right, what mitt romney said in that 47% comment that candid unintended to the public comment, buzz not only damaging to him but to the brand. because the republican brand right now, i think the country perceives -- wants to return to bush economics, which got us in this big mess, and is really indifferent to the struggles that most people face. >> stephanie: i think you are right. i just think -- it's only going to get worse in the debates don't you? because we were saying a lot of this stuff is like prepared comments. we have seen in the primary
debates when romney gets ruffled, he was not very good. >> that's true. but george w bush had extremely low expectations. >> stephanie: yeah. all right. well i look forward to coherent sentences. thank you so much for joining us on such a busy morning. >> thank you. >> stephanie: he is doing the business. because normally he is right here. >> yeah, he is just like right around the corner. >> what a guy. >> stephanie: did paris hilton really -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> yeah, and i thought she was just doing this to get attention. >> stephanie: the cab driver recorded a conversation about
the gay app grinder. he said oh. i would be so scared if i was a gay guy, you would die of aide. she was grand marshall of the gay pride parade. then her rep said paris's comments was to express it's dangerous for anyone to have unpretexted sex. >> you could do a riff on it but aids jokes, really, paris. >> paul ryan said she was obviously inarticulate. >> stephanie: ann said top it. >> ann romney: stop it. this is start. you want to try it get in the ring. >> stephanie: this is our
biggest waste of space than the paris hilton stack. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: honey boo boo family is getting a raise. >> it is a huge hit for them. it really is. >> and they are making a lot of money and they really are hosing them. they are making 4,000 an episode, and they want ten. tlc will give them eight. >> stephanie: kim kardashian was asked who she would like to swap lives with for a day. jesus. because it would be pretty cool to see how powerful he was. john fugelsang love you. >> so glad you guys are back. >> stephanie: we'll see you